Entry-Level Home Health Aide Salary

Entry-Level Home Health Aides take home approximately $9.90 per hour on average. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth enjoy medical while one in seven get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in ten. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,255 - $39,474
(Median)
$12K
$20K
$39K
MEDIAN: $20,289
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$8.10 - $13.23
(Median)
$8
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,255 - $39,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $146.39  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,762 - $29,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.10 - $13.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$0.00 - $17.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $146.39  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,762 - $29,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,513
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Pay for Entry-Level Home Health Aides is the lowest at Comfort Keepers, which has a median salary of $19K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $23K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,710

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For Entry-Level Home Health Aides, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 12 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+8 percent), Rochester (+7 percent), Philadelphia (+5 percent), and Indianapolis (+3 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Akron is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Cincinnati and Detroit are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 8 percent less than the median.

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Skills That Affect Home Health Aide Salaries

Hospice Care
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Long Term Care
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Elder Care
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Home Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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National Average
$21,000

Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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